Welcome to Diversity Outreach at DBBS


We are pleased to welcome you to the Office of Diversity, Summer Programs and Community Outreach.  Our role is to create an inclusive environment for students, staff and faculty within the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and the Washington University community. 

Our office supports cultural and educational programs, including the DBBS Diversity Lecture Series and the annual Minority Research Scholars Symposium.  In addition, we work to deepen understanding across various groups and provide support to the Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students (ABBGS) and the Graduate Association of Latin American Students (GALAS). 

If you would like more information regarding any of the programs and services provided by the Office of Diversity, Summer Programs and Community Outreach, please contact us.  


Rochelle Smith, Director

  • Rochelle Smith

    Director, Diversity, Summer Programs & Community Outreach



    Rochelle directs the DBBS undergraduate summer research programs and diversity recruiting. She also coordinates Chancellor's Fellows program applications for DBBS applicants.

  • Lorren Buck

    Coordinator - Diversity, Summer Programs & Community Outreach



    ​Lorren coordinates DBBS diversity initiatives and co-advises student group organizations, providing guidance in their development of programs or communication strategies to advance awareness in the community.

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